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I know that psql is an option, but I'm looking for an easier text-based interface for PostgreSQL. Something that's similar to what 'tig' is to 'git', or 'phpmyadmin' is to 'mysql' (but using the command line). does any one know something like this?

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What do you mean by 'SQL is an option'? –  dezso Sep 11 '13 at 19:43
    
I mean that I can use psql to write queries and see the results, but that's not what I want. I'm looking for an application that allows me to explore the DBs from the terminal without writing SQL statements. –  TinyProton Sep 12 '13 at 1:36
    
I am afraid I've never heard about such a tool... –  dezso Sep 12 '13 at 4:54
    
What exactly are you trying to do that psql cannot accomplish? I also never heard a similar tool, at least not one better than psql (which is the most advanced/powerful prompt tool of all SGDBs I've ever used)... –  MatheusOl Sep 12 '13 at 5:26
    
There is a phpPgAdmin and there are tons of other GUI tools: wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/… but I doubt you'll find anything that works on the console (i.e. non-graphical) –  a_horse_with_no_name Sep 12 '13 at 6:24

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I believe what you're looking for is psql, which is Postgres' command line tool.

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I don't think he is, he's looking for something that's more of a curses interface. think, he wants top instead of ps. –  xenoterracide Sep 11 '13 at 20:43
    
No that's not what I'm looking for, sorry for not being clear. I want something that would allow me to explore the DBs without writing SQL statements. –  TinyProton Sep 12 '13 at 1:33
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you can do this with psql, actually @TinyProton. See the \d commands. Use \? for a list. –  Chris Travers Sep 12 '13 at 12:18

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